January 2019
Dear TCC eNews Readers: We're pleased to send you the latest edition of our monthly e-newsletter informing you of up-coming club activities and interesting new content on our web site  and our Facebook page. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and input; please send to: TCC Web Content Administrator webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org a minimum of 10 days before the first Saturday of the month. 
There's More Below
There's More Below. We understand that there is a tendency to view the top/beginning of a web site or newsletter, and then to move on, thinking that anything of importance is at the top and the bottom is a waste. It's true we place new or important TCC announcements, transferware news, and events listings at the top, but there is a world of value to the middle and bottom of our eNews. We rotate new entries every month to our regular features, including Featured Books, Featured Articles, and Information Websites and Blogs. So, please, page down and sample our monthly offerings. 

Membership Renewals
Thank you to members who have renewed. To those who just might not yet have acted, there is still time. Note: as previously announced, members received an automatic (and free) six-month extension from July 1 in order to facilitate our switching to a January-December membership year. Please remember to donate to the TCC when you renew. Donations are used for our educational programs. Renew now
California TCC Regional Meeting February 24, 2019 

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Location will be in the San Francisco Bay Area. Details forthcoming. More information: David Hoexter davidhoexter@icloud.com
Tile Display of the Month - Examples from the TCC Database
Fluffy Floral Time 
Many of our members were simply blown away by the beauty of the individual and grouped transferware tiles portrayed by our speaker, Hans van Lemmen, at our 2017 meeting in Phoenix, and in the recent TCC Bulletin article by Connie Rogers, "Anatomy of Tiles" (TCC Bulletin Vol. XIX, No. 2, September 2018). Featured tiles in Connie's article are documented in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources.  
We (your eNews editor) were particularly struck by tile groupings prepared by our DB Image Editor, Kurt O'Hare. Thus, a new eNews feature was born. Featured herein is a 24 image composite prepared by Kurt of a maker unknown tile assigned the name Fluffy Floral Time (DB Pattern No. 17790). We'll have more every month!  
Pattern of the Month

"The Sailor's Return"

Shown is a 10 inch plate titled "The Sailor's Return," maker unknown, ca. 1840. Visit the website to learn more information about this pattern .  
Richards Transferware Research Grant Program: 2019  
Applications Now Being Accepted.

The Transferware Collectors Club is pleased to welcome applications for the 2019 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant Program for the study of British Transferware. Past transferware research grants have subsidized research expenses, book printing costs, and meeting speaker fees; research subjects have included advertising on transferware, images of Latin America on transferware, digitizing of historically important slides, photographing of important collections, develop on-line exhibitions, and investigate various specialized topics. Application submittal deadline is May 4. More information
Auction Watch  

Jeffrey S. Evans February 15, 2019
Auction Features Children's Transferware

Jeffrey S. Evans and Associates will be holding its Winter Americana & Variety Auction on February 15 & 16. Day One will have some wonderful children's transferware tea and table sets from the Collection of Mary Lou and Laura Esterline of Columbus, Ohio. Patterns include "Humphrey's Clock", "Asiatic Birds", "Girl with Goat", and "Institution/Monastery Hill", among others. The complete catalog will be posted by approximately February 1 on https://www.jeffreysevans.com. Follow this link to view preview photos of this wonderful collection https://jeffreysevans.hibid.com/preview/152957/february-15--2019--winter-americana-and-variety-auction-day-1
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.

The Spode Museum Trust faces what is perhaps it's most challenging and exciting time ahead in 2019. Read more
Classified Advertisement   
Rathbone - China and Earthenware Manufactures, Tunstall, Staffordshire 1808 to 1843, Ian Harvey (second edition).  
A4, hard back, dust jacket, 237 pages and 900 high quality images. Images include 14 Rathbone marks, 200 shapes of tea ware, mugs and jugs, over 330 patterns on tea ware, mugs, jugs, dessert ware and vases including Broseley and many other prints and sprigs - pattern number ranges to help identification. Many examples seen in US collections and publications.  
Rathbone potteries history and images comparing Rathbone with other Regency potters with identical or similar moulds and patterns. Helpful references to the Berthoud book images for teapots, creamers and cups to agree or correct attributions.  
Collector price £50 Airmail postage only £10 Credit card or Paypal Contact Ian Harvey, 27 Landford Road, Putney, London SW15 1AQ Email iph@harvey27.demon.co.uk Phone 0044 20 8789 7358.
Classified Advertisement   
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David Hoexter and Judie Siddall established Merlin Antiques in 1990 because of their great love of 19th century British transfer printed ceramics (transferware). Although their specialty is transferware, they also sell Gaudy Welsh, lusterware, pot lids and other miscellaneous British ceramics. Judie and David live in Palo Alto, CA., where you can see ceramics by appointment, or you can look anytime online at www.merlinantiques.com.
Contact us by email or phone (650-494-7920), or visit our website. If you don't see what you want, ask us what else we have in stock (much more than currently shown online). Additional examples.
Classified Advertisement   
Wanted to Purchase
Wanted to purchase:  Black and white transferware egg or egg tray. Also, any J.W. Harrison (of Liverpool) advertising transferware such as a calendar plate. Contact Barbara at  bwil@suddenlink.net 
2018 Meeting in Providence, RI  
The 2018 annual meeting in Providence RI featured a day-trip to the Mystic Seaport Museum, the nation's leading maritime history museum and home to many historic wooden vessels and tall ships, including the Charles W. Morgan. The visit included lectures by the Museum Curator Fred Calabretta and TCC Keynote Speaker Dr. Neil Ewins. The group returned to Providence for two more days of informative lectures, activities, and the Sunday Transferware Sale. Watch for a full report featuring many images from the meeting. 
Bulletin  TCC 2018 Number 2

Read the issue's featured article Anatomy of Tiles By Connie Rogers. Members, read the entire issue here
Photo of the Month 
Transferware Salmon in New Brunswick, Canada

Public art in St. John, New Brunswick, one of ten, six foot tall, fibreglass salmon sculptures created by artist John Morgan. More information on the installation. Thanks to Leslie Bouterie, photos by Leslie's friend.

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Please submit your favorite transferware related photo (excluding images of actual pottery pieces) to the TCC Web Administrator: webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org 
Please Help with the Following
Seeking Facebook Editor
The TCC Facebook page will be losing one of our editors at the end of the year. We need one new editor, someone who will conscientiously add several new entries to our page each week. It's fun, educational, and you will contribute to the continued success of our club. Contact Judie Siddall: jrsiddall@gmail.com
The Database Needs Editors
Do you love a good mystery? Do you fancy yourself to be a Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple? If your answer is "yes", then you are the perfect candidate to join the ranks of TCC Database Detectives! Download more information. 

New Database Discoveries Articles Needed
Please contact the web administrator with suggestions or contributions of future Database Discoveries articles. See Database Discoveries archives.

Contributions Needed for Bulletin  
Bulletin editor Michael Weinberg is seeking contributions for the upcoming bulletin. For more information and to contact Michael, link here.
Classified Advertisements  

Sold Through Website Classified Advertisement
We are now accepting simple classified (not display) advertisements from TCC member transferware dealers as well as non-dealer members.  There is no charge for this member service. Following are the criteria:  
  • Limited to three quality images of item(s) for sale or example(s) of an item(s) you wish to purchase.
  • Include a very short description paragraph, including a link to your website and/or email address.
  • Dealers must be TCC members, limited to once/year maximum.
  • Requests will be processed in the order received, and there is no guarantee as to when your ad will be posted.
  • The TCC Web Administrator at his/her discretion has the right to reject inappropriate  or inadequate submittals.

To view examples:  http://www.transcollectorsclub.org/classifieds.html

Contact:  webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org

Henrywood's Highlights Number Thirty-Six of an Ongoing Series

A series of individually titled views of Europe made by Machin & Potts of Burslem. The series and individual titles appear along with the maker's initials M&P in a printed cartouche mark, and one of two different marks referring to the firm's patent process also sometimes appears. More information . Visit the Article Archives .
Transferware Recorder News 

Issue 16
Issue Sixteen of the Recorder News, the sixth and final issue for 2018. They have a bonus this time with no less than three New Discoveries and three interesting marks. Read Issue 16.

New Book
CHINOISERIE: Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750-1900  
by Richard Halliday and Loren Zeller  

TCC members Richard Halliday and Loren Zeller have just published a new book titled CHINOISERIE: Printed British Ceramics in the Chinese Style 1750-1900. The book is now available for purchase. It is a hardcover, 416-page book, 270 x 210 mm (10.6 x 8.27 in), with over 1450 colour images. Published by Gomer Publishing, South Wales. Generous support from the TCC Richards Foundation Research Grant Program helped to make this book possible.  Get more information
Featured Books
Thomas Rothwell 1740-1807, Copper-Plate Engraver: A Survey of His Life and Work with Particular Reference to His Work at Swansea Pottery
by Arleen and Grahame Tanner

A publication exploring the work of Thomas Rothwell available for FREE download - the book is the result of some 40 years of research by TCC members Arleen and Grahame Tanner. Get more information.
Staffordshire Romantic Transferware Patterns Vol 1-3 
by Petra Williams 

Staffordshire vol. 1 has 536 patterns, Staffordshire vol. 2 has 394 patterns, and Staffordshire vol. 3 has 130 patterns (1060 patterns total). Serious collectors should have all three volumes to get the full benefit of Petra Williams knowledge and great research of transferware. Out of print, but copies commonly available on eBay, Amazon, and specialty used book sellers. Get more information. 
Featured Articles

What's in a Word: Vocabulary Discoveries from Transfer-Printed Advertising Ware. Database Discoveries - Contribution # 6, October, 2012
by David Hoexter

David describles how it's amazing what one can learn from transferware and the examples included in our Database. English 19th century advertising product containers and other ware contain a wealth of vocabulary or word usage which I have never heard before. Read this article.

Where do Patterns come from? or Who decided Delaware looked like this?
by Pat Halfpenny
Along with many TCC members, I have often speculated on how transfer printed patterns originated and how new patterns evolved. This paper, inspired by my reflections on the subject, is based on a group of plates in The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, which give us a deeper understanding of this subject. Read this article. 
Information Websites and Blogs Listings!
Anique Pot Lid Gallery
Pot lids, pot lids, pot lids, What on earth are pot lids? On the Antique Pot Lid Gallery see many of the more prominent early chemists and druggists advertisments on the lids of their ceramic product containers as early as 1756. Visit the site.

Maine Antique Digest
The Maine Antique Digest was started by Sam and Sally Pennington in Waldoboro, Maine, in 1973 and is still published from a building in the small downtown village on the midcoast of Maine. Visit the Facebook page.

Find more of the informative resources we've compiled here.
Over 60,000 International Visitors Have Enjoyed These Transferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by the TCC!   
Site visits grew by more than 72% in the last year! Visit these three exciting web sites co-sponsored by The Transferware Collectors Club -- Spode Exhibition On LinePatriotic America, and   Printed British Pottery and Porcelain online exhibitions.
Thanks to our Supporters
Thank you to 70 donors for supporting the TCC. Donations help support our research and education programs. Download a list of recent donors.
Database of Patterns & Sources Count
15,200 patterns,
1020 sources
now available in the Database of Patterns and Sources.
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Gift Memberships Now Available
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 Membership Roster
A Membership List updated in April  2018 is now available (for members only and only for non-commercial use).   Download now.  Please review your entry on the list, and notify us of any changes in your contact information.
 Classified Ads
Members (including dealers) can post classified ads for free.  Ads may be posted in a monthly eNews, at the editor's discretion.
 Results of Auctions and Classified Advertisements on the TCC Website and eNews
four medallion platter
This four-medallion platter
sold for $8,500. Two previously advertised auctions resulted in sales of $7000 and $9500, both significantly over reserve.  
The rare "Chancellor Livingston" soup bowl advertised on the TCC website sold recently.

TCC Dealer Members can advertise up to 5 items for a very nominal price. More information.

Members who are not dealers can post classified advertisements at no cost. More information. 
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